Wednesday, July 31, 2013

We just finished watching this documentary.

Filmed by Emad Burnat and Guy Davidi.

Emad films the non-violent resistance put up by the villagers of his home of Bil'in, a West Bank village being threatened by encroaching Israeli settlements.  Emad bought his first camera in 2005 to record the birth of his youngest son, Gibrill. 

Through the eyes of Emad we watch as the Israelis destroy the olive trees of the villagers, to build the settlement, and destroying the countryside as well.  One by one the cameras are "destroyed" during the five years of filming.

We watched in utmost horror as the Palestinians would march, without weapons of any kind, only to be shot at by the Israeli forces, or had stun grenades thrown at them.  Children, women, old men, joined the protestors and still would be shot at.

In horror, we watched the death of one of the village's most beloved men. 

Emad is injured during the shooting of one segment, and is wounded once again at the end.

If you watch this, be prepared to have your emotions torn apart by what you see. 

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